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Since banting has become a craze, I hear many of my clients saying “I know fruit is bad for you but…”

Is fruit really bad for you? Let me set the record straight!

We need to look at it in perspective. Yes, fruit contains naturally occurring sugars (fructose), but it also contains water, fibre, vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients. Because of its water content, fruit is less sugar dense than other foods. A whole cup of strawberries contains just 7g of carbohydrate, whereas a tablespoon of honey contains 17g and a can of fizzy drink 30g.

I believe that a bit of carbohydrate, or sugar, is essential in the diet, especially if you are active, as it keeps your energy levels up. Wouldn’t you rather get this energy from nutrient-dense fruit, rather than a commercially made supplement or shake?

As with any carbohydrate, albeit a healthy one, portion size is important, so don’t overdo it!

Contact us to make an appointment with one of our Dietician’s in Cape Town. We’ll help you with a personalised meal plan and make sure the portions are right for you!